So far this season, the Eagles' offense has seemingly found a new weapon to step up and have a big game every week. Today, it was rookie WR Jeremy Maclin's turn. In just his second career start Maclin hauled in 6 passes for 147 yards and 2 TDs. Maclin became the first Eagle rookie ever to have two 40-plus-yard receiving TDs in the same game. He had success both over the middle and down the field showing great speed and a good ability to adjust to the ball while it's in the air. Maclin's breakout performance is just another in a line of players staking their claim as the Eagles' top threat.
In this young season TE Brent Celek has posted a pair of 100+ yard games. Kevin Kolb has had two 300+ yard passing performances. Desean Jackson has had three TDs of 60+ yards in three straight games to start the year. McNabb has thrown for 5 TDs and just one pick in basically a game and a half. In his first career start RB LeSean McCoy ran for 84 yards on 20 carries and a TD. Jason Avant had a 7 catch, 79 yard, 1 TD game against the Saints.
Every week it seems like a new guy steps up as a playmaker for this offense. That speaks to the depth of this team now as well as it's bright future.
Interestingly enough, there's one obvious name missing from that list of guys who've had big games so far this year... Brian Westbrook. #36 scored his first TD of the year today in what was an otherwise ineffective game from him. While injuries have played a part in his slow start, Westbrook hasn't been anywhere near his old self so far this year. The good thing is, it appears the days of the Eagles needing a healthy and productive Westbrook to be successful are over.